Our research

The department is supported by a large number of high calibre internationally-recognised researchers. Our research centres and groups are actively involved in supporting industry and government initiatives.

Research areas


  • Econometrics

    The department has a longstanding international reputation in econometrics and especially its work in econometric methodology.

  • Energy and resource economics

    The Department of Economics research in energy and resource economics is centred on the application of economics and econometric methods to contemporary energy, resource, transport and environmental problems.

  • Experimental economics and game theory

    Strategic decision-making is based around game theory and experimental economics. Find out more.

  • Industrial organisation

    Find out about our research capabilities in these areas and who to contact for further details.

  • International trade

    Covers global and regional trade developments, the role of trade in NZ and the process of economic development.

  • Labour, health and public policy

    Find out about our research capabilities in these areas and who to contact for further details.

  • Macroeconomics and international finance

    Focuses on factors that influence economic growth, monetary and fiscal policy and the role of the financial intermediary.

Research centres